Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

China Has Just Made A PS4/Xbox One Frankenstein Console

Ouye.jpg

Back in July this year, China approved the manufacture and sale of video game consoles across the country, allowing the likes of PlayStation and Xbox to reach the nation's legions of gamers who had previously had to hunt out imports through the Shanghai free trade zone. 

Barely a month has passed, but the bootlegs and copy cats are already looking to exploit the new opening gaming market - like this Frankenstein creation.

Ouye

It's called the Ouye - which sounds nothing like the little £90 streaming console, Ouya

Then there's the case design: a curious blend of the PlayStation 4's angular lines and the Xbox One's air vent, cobbled into one black box. 

As for the controller, it's a straight up clone of the Xbox One design, with a few extra central buttons throwing a thin veil over the copyright infringement. "No, your honour, it's an entirely different design - we've got five menu buttons, see?"

Ouye

An Android-based streaming console - again, much like the Ouya - the Ouye will be able to stream games, TV and film media from a variety of apps. 

Currently seeking backing on Chinese crowdfunding site JD, an ace up the console's familiar sleeves is its price: the basic console can be picked up for around £44 (CNY ¥439).

Multinational companies have a legacy of struggles in upholding their copyrights in China: it's yet to be seen if Microsoft, Sony and Razer (who own Ouya) want to enter into a drawn-out legal battle against the Ouye's copycat designers. Just check out these designs that have gone before...

Copy
Copy
Copy
Copy

(Images: JD)

[Via: Wired.co.uk]

Related

minecraft.png

20 Video Games That Changed Absolutely Everything

mine1a.jpg

The real reason Microsoft invented the Minesweeper & Solitaire games

1.jpg

Playing Tetris Can Make You A Better Person

starwars3.jpg

This is the new Darth Vader PlayStation 4

crash.jpg

The Most Insane GTA V Pile-Up You've Ever Seen

halo5.jpg

Halo 5's multiplayer looks incredible

Comments

More

Presenting the Nintendo SwitchCube (which you definitely want)

This has to go further than Photoshop

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017

Leaked poster appears to confirm Destiny 2 release date

And it sounds like they're doing a beta in June

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Android users can finally play Super Mario Run - and definitely should

Extended toilet breaks for everyone

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Zelda megafan controls his smart home with an ocarina

Pointless? Possibly. Are we envious? Definitely

by Matt Tate
20 Mar 2017

Why I pray every day for an 'SSX Tricky' remake

It's all about that Big Air Bonus

by Matt Tate
17 Mar 2017

How to cheat your way to victory in 'Mario Kart 64'

Anyone fancy digging the old N64 out again?

by Matt Tate
17 Mar 2017

5 new(ish) mobile games guaranteed to make any commute bearable

It doesn't have to be this painful

by Matt Tate
16 Mar 2017

Donkey Kong definitely dabs in new 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' trailer

Stop, stop, it's already dead

by Matt Tate
10 Mar 2017

The latest Zelda game will take over your life

Link is better than ever in Nintendo's open-world masterpiece

by Matt Tate
09 Mar 2017

There's a secret hidden message in your Nintendo Switch Pro controller

Have you found it?

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017